Making It w/ Riki Lindhome

2 Nov

I’ve been asked more than once for advice to actors who are looking to pursue a professional career. And while I always try to give them the time they deserve (as this is something I love doing, and think everyone who wants to, should be as lucky as I am to get to do it for a living) the best I can ever do is give them a few small steps to start them on the path.

Last week I discovered the podcast Making It with Riki Lindhome. It is fantastic.

Riki Lindhome is an actress/musician and one half of the musical comedy duo  Garfunkel and Oates.

Making It is basically an interview show where she speaks to people who have achieved a variety of levels of success in show business about how they got to where they are. And the beauty of hearing everyone tell their story is you realize that there is no set path to follow or ladder to climb. These are all people who got really really lucky. Lucky the way Seneca described it,

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

They were ready when the opportunity arose to take advantage of it. So check it out. It’s informative and has a great little feel-good theme song.


12 Responses to “Making It w/ Riki Lindhome”

  1. Rachael November 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    I love Garfunkel and Oates. They are hilarious.

  2. Debbie M. November 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this, Jorge. I will check it out. It’s always interesting to hear people’s stories on how they became successful.

  3. Kathi Burnett Malin November 3, 2011 at 4:47 am #

    Jorge – thanks for sharing. This is one of the podcasts produced by Nerdist Industries – they have some great shows. Check out the Nerdist podcast with Chris Hardwick if you get a chance – really funny and some great in-depth interviews.

  4. MARTA(bcn) November 3, 2011 at 5:36 am #

    Thanks for posting look like funny I will watch it.

  5. lostsailors November 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    I really like when people who have achieved a level of success in a creative field address the idea of luck. Sometimes it’s hard when people say it’s not part of the equation, because it really truly is! Someone can work forever and just not be in the right place the right time or sometimes, all the stars align for someone else on their first try. And luck IS just what that quote says, preparation meets opportunity. Very cool, thanks for the link!

  6. Aparatchick November 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    Shelley!!! I love her songs on “Raising Hope.”

  7. Jen Andrews (@clarrisa) November 3, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Pretty sure I recognize both of those girls – one from an episode of Pushing Daisies and the other was Ted’s girlfriend on Scrubs. So cute!

  8. Dena Landowne Bailey November 7, 2011 at 1:09 am #

    A similar podcast (conversations with show business people about how they got there!) is Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show. Check it out (and see if he’ll have you on as a guest!)

  9. Ness November 9, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    You just quoted Seneca!!!

    • Jorge Garcia December 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

      I love Seneca, he was my favorite apple juice growing up.

  10. thatcreativedude November 14, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    Listening to this podcast since seeing it mentioned here. Thanks for drawing my attention to it. It’s got a little bit of a cheesy but fun jingle to it. The interviews are helpful and inspiring.

  11. Teresa Avalon December 2, 2011 at 4:36 am #

    If I remember correctly, you had a bit of luck in landing that other series, ya know, the one before Alcatraz. 😉

    Since I’ve been head over heels for Garfunkel and Oates for years now, I think I shall find this podcast of which you speak.

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